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BBCAMERICA
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
in the northeast. the plight of 200 missing schoolgirls uppermost in people's minds. really here in nigeria there are people angry with the government. maybe they should be angry with successful governments. spending here has doubled over five years and stands at $6 billion a year. people are wondering why they don't feel safer now. >> will ross in the nigerian capital after the car bombing. >>> 18 people have died in separate car bombs in two villages in the village of hamh. 11 children are amongst the dead. the attacks took place in the government controlled cities. >>> police in the philippines have arrested dozens of suspects linked to the online blackmail. alleged the suspects persuaded people to expose themselves in front of web cams or send explicit material online. they threatened to send that to relatives unless a payment was made. >>> toronto's mayor is starting a 30 day treatment course as police investigate a new video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine. rob ford announced wednesday he would leave the re-election campaign to get help for substance abuse. >>> now you
BBCAMERICA
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
. >> from the bbc russian service# thank you. >>> now to nigeria in abuja. it's rocked by deadly i violence. an explosion has killed 19 and injured 60 more. that's according to the director of the country's emergency management about say. the car bomb targeted a bus station in the same place struck by a car bomb last month that killed 70 people. the i lammist group boko haram claimed responsibility. they are thought to be behind the 230 schoolgirls missing in the north of the country. the bbc has been to the seen of the blast. >> reporter: for theáuw&z cleanp after the bomb blast down here, the debris of this powerful explosion. if you come over this way, you can see the wreckage of some cars that were exploded during the blast. police officers here as well as the military and all sorts of people here really wondering why on earth this place is targeted again the second time in less than three weeks. if we move the camera over this side, that areañbuo# over there the bus station. that's where the bomb exploded killing more than 70 people. we don't know if this was boko haram. they said th
BBCAMERICA
Apr 30, 2014 7:00am EDT
ago. >>> nigeria's women provoke a rally in abuja. >>> it's all about me. bjp leader narendra modi takes a selfie after casting his vote in the seventh phase of india's marathon election. >>> also in the program, aaron is here. it's all about battling for the top spot. >> absolutely, tim. for 144 years the united states has been the world's biggest km economy. china is catching up fast. now a new way of measuring growth backed by the world bank suggests china could overtake the u.s. by the end of this year. we asked is this a real threat or simply some very clever number crunching? >>> hello. it is midday here in london. 7:00 a.m. in washington. 2:00 p.m. in baghdad where the first parliamentary elections are taking place since the u.s. pulled their troops out of the country three years ago. amid a backdrop of the worst violence since 2008, iraqis are going to the polls to decide whether to give prime minister nuri al maliki a third term in office. more than 150 people have been killed in the past week alone. there will be no voting in two cities in the sunni dominated anbar provin
BBCAMERICA
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am EDT
the senate president said everything had to be done to get the girls back. he said nigeria was in a state of war. he said they have to be -- insuinsu insurgents have to be defeated as soon as possible and with minimal loss of life. he himself is a military man. >> there's been some speculation, i gather, though, you know, about infiltration even into the military from some of the militants. this is obviously a very, very emotive case. people must be fearful if nothing is done to stop this there could be other cases like this in the future. >> reporter: that's exactly why the mothers are here to protest. not just mothers of the girls who've been kidnapped, but mothers from across the country. they're saying this could have been our daughters. it could have been our sisters. with regard to whether they infiltrated the military, jonathan goodluck even said boko haram was even in his government. people are frustrated and angry. that's the reason they're going to be out on the streets of abuja. other nigerian cities today and tomorrow. tomorrow is may day holiday in niger nigeria. >> we spoke
BBCAMERICA
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
are aimed to discourage people from voting wednesday. >>> reports from nigeria say some of the 200 girls abducted from the boarding school may been sold into marriage in neighboring cameroon. it's believed they were kidnapped by the group boko haram. people call on the government and military to do more to try to get the girls back safely. >>> brazil's preparations for the 2016 rio games have been described by senior olympic officials as the worst he's seen. the vice president john coates says the production is well behind schedule. there's concerns about infrastructure and water quality. he added there's no plan b. there will not be an alternative city chosen to host the games. >>> as divers continue to recover bodies from the sunk south korean ferry, president park has apologized for failing to prevent the disaster that left more than 300 dead or missing. at the memorial for the 250 school children on board, she apologized for the slow response to the tragedy. bbc has this. >> reporter: the new memorial brings home the sheer scale of the disaster. hundreds of young faces stair out from
BBCAMERICA
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
thanks for joining us. >> pleasure. >> thank you. >>> reports from nigeria say 200 girls abducted by the boarding school may have been sold into marriage. it's exactly two weeks since the girls were taken in the nighttime raid on their school. it's thought the raid was staged by the group boko haram. i spoke to our correspondent for the latest. >> it's been difficult to find out what's going on especially from the government which hasn't given much away. sources are telling us several things. girls are not kept in one particular place, one camp. they're being moved around. sources tell us they've been spotted being move add cross the lake a lake. we have reports unconfirmed from the area they're taken from, girls have been sold off for as little as $15 each. that's what we're hearing from that part of the country. >> what do we know about what the government has been trying to do if anything to help the families and help the girls? >> initially we were told many had been rescued. that turned out there appeared to be a disconnect between different government agencies dealing with t
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